The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Human Rights Defender - Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)

百流氓 24小時監控 作家訪陳光誠被打 (Writer and Others Hit during Attempt to Visit Chen)
Apple Daily, October 17, 2011

国际盲人节前声援陈光诚 当局再次释放严打微博信息 (Calls of Solidarity with Chen Guangcheng before International White Cane Safety Day)
Radio Free Asia, October 14, 2011
See videos of people voicing their solidarity for Chen at:

Translations for some of the videos in the series are available at:

Human Rights Defender - Hu Jia (胡佳)

Police Warn China Activist against Speaking Out
Agence France-Presse, October 17, 2011


「律師偽證罪是一條惡法」 ("Lawyer's Purgery Provision [Criminal Law art 306] Is Malicious")
Ming Pao, October 17, 2011

Human Rights Defenders

北京加强对赵紫阳故居的监视 重点防范上访者、异议人士和外国媒体 (Surveillance over Zhao Ziyang's Former Residence Heightened with Particular Attention toward Petitioners, Dissidents, and Foreign Media)
Radio Free Asia, October 16, 2011


中国工人运动的未来将是什么? (What Will Be the Future of China's Workers' Movement?)
Radio France Internationale, October 16, 2011中国/20111016-中国工人运动的未来将是什么?


Mainland Bloggers Praise Taiwan's Pursuit of Democracy and Freedom
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2011


Another Tibetan Sets Fire to Self over China Rule
New York Times, October 16, 2011